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Mission of Deeds Linen Drive
Mission of Deeds Linen Drive
Saturday, December 15, 2012
6 Chapin Avenue, Reading MA
A linen drive will be conducted at the Mission of Deeds (6
Chapin Avenue in Reading) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Mission of Deeds serves the needy in the greater Boston area by providing them with household goods. The Mission of Deeds desperately needs new or used blankets, bed sheets, comforters, mattress pads, towels/face cloths, dish cloths, crib linens and new pillows as we enter the cold winter season. Twin bed sheets, blankets, mattress pads and comforters are in particular need.
There are two mechanisms in place to make donations. Donated items can be brought to the Mission of Deeds facility at 6 Chapin Avenue in Reading from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm this Saturday (12/15/12). Boy Scout Troop 702
will be available to collect and sort your donated items. Alternatively, during the next two weeks items can be placed into collection boxes that have been placed at Bagel World in Reading, Reading Memorial High School, Coolidge Middle School, and Wal-Mart in North Reading. All donations are greatly appreciated and will directly help the needy in our area. The linen drive is being conducted as part of an Eagle project by Benjamin Oakes of Boy Scout Troop 702 in Reading. Please contact Benjamin at 781-942-2559 if you have any questions about the drive.
More About Mission of Deeds
The Mission of Deeds is a nonprofit organization staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers in Reading. The organization purchases beds with cash donations and distributes them, along with donated furniture and other household items in good condition, to needy families and individuals living in Middlesex and Essex counties. Since the Mission of Deeds' inception in 1993, it has provided assistance to more than 7,000 families who have been referred to them by social service agencies such as shelters, elder care agencies and hospitals.
Recipients of assistance include individuals and families from diverse ethnic, religious, cultural and racial backgrounds. More than half of the families who receive assistance are mothers and their children, many of whom have lived at shelters for homeless and battered women. Others receiving assistance include the elderly, especially those who have been abandoned by family members; middle-aged men and women who have lost their homes and possessions; and the mentally or physically handicapped who have little or no means of support. The Mission relies solely on the donation of funds, furniture and other household items for distribution to those in need of assistance. In fact, their entire workforce, excepting two staff members, are volunteers. Additional acceptable donations include tables and chairs, linens, lamps, pots and pans, and other household items in good, usable condition.
Other events here
- Troop 702 at Mission of Deeds Tomorrow, May 22, 6:30 pm–8:30 pm